I wasn't going to publish this recipe, because there is no actual recipe. The first time I made french toast I didn't follow any recipe, I just measured everything with my accurate eye. But, gosh! I didn't expect it to be so damn good! And this is the best part of it! It is ridiculously simple and quick in the making. You don't have to be a great cook to fry a slice of bread, after all! But you can and even have to experiment here. Replace cinnamon and sugar with shredded coconut or almond flakes. Use pears or peaches instead of apples. Serve your french toast with fresh berries or bananas and chocolate sauce. I gave you in this "recipe" just the approximate measurements and directions. But it lets you interpret and improvise. So, go ahead and make your perfect french toast for brunch.
APPLE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
3 servings, 2 slices per one serving
for french toast
6 slices white bread or brioche
1/2 cup milk, cream or half and half
1 tsp vanilla extract
butter for frying
sugar and cinnamon for dipping
for apple topping
3 apples, cored, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp (30 g ) butter
2 tbsp sugar or maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Begin with making apple topping. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add prepared apples, sugar and cinnamon. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, stirring every now and then, until apples are softened. Transfer to a plate.
- To make french toast, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract. In a separate plate mix sugar and cinnamon for dipping french toast. Heat the same skillet you had used to saute apples in on a medium heat and melt extra butter to coat the skillet for frying. Dip a slice of bread on both sides into the egg mixture. Remove from the egg mixture and dip each side into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place slice of bead into the skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per each side. Repeat with the rest of the bread, adding more butter before you fry each slice.
- Serve immediately with sauteed apples, whipped cream, maple syrup, powdered sugar and walnuts.